Announcing Sputnik-Powered Ubiquiti Unifi AC Long Range

Customers love Ubiquiti access points. Sputnik-powered firmware and SputnikNet service turns them into cloud-managed, access-controlled Internet gateways ideal for hotspot networks.

We just added the Ubiquiti Unifi AC Long-Range Wi-Fi device to our lineup. This unobtrusive smoke-detector style device packs enormous Wi-Fi AC power into a small, affordable form factor. At $149.95 the device is comparable to Wi-Fi routers costing many times that much.

As with all devices sold by Sputnik, we pre-flash them with Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT firmware, purchase DD-WRT Professional Activation (a €20 value), pre-provision it to your SputnikNet account. We also run the router through a hands-on test cycle to ensure it operates properly in your account.

That means all you need to do is plug it into Internet and you have a cloud-managed captive-portal Wi-Fi hotspot.

To celebrate we lowered the price of the Sputnik-Powered Ubiquiti Unifi Long-Range to $119.95. This device is great for slightly smaller networks where Wi-Fi AC isn't needed.

PayPal Authentication System updates and bug fixes

It's the shortest day of the year, and we pushed out some bug fixes before 2016. Here's the changelog:

PayPal Authentication System
  • PayPal authentication process no longer generates superfluous DNS requests
  • Optional customer-requested email address now overrides default PayPal account email
  • Old admin-created accounts work properly
  • Admin-created accounts that don't include an active PayPal product work properly
  • User limits are correctly enforced if allow duplicate logins is checked
Miscellaneous Fixes
  • Session Monitor Window properly displays all types of client sessions
  • Session accounting works on all supported customer-provisioned routers
  • Intermittent CRM (customer survey) display error fixed
  • Session search field works properly in MANAGE > Sessions
  • User Authentication System properly displays group membership checkboxes
  • Device Authentication System displays all registered MAC addresses

SputnikNet Updates: Guest Authentication and Time Zone Support

Here are the latest SputnikNet updates.

Guest Authentication System
  • Guest Authentication now offers ratable (periodic) bandwidth limits; you can limit accounts to a defined amount of bandwidth per day (or any other time interval). In any Guest Authentication System, see Settings > Limits: Bandwidth Limit.
Timezone Updates
  • We rewrote the underlying timezone support system. Please see our changelog for details.

Facebook Authentication System Updates

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We've made some changes to the Facebook authentication system to reflect policy updates at Facebook.

Please review our changelog for specific information.

New SputnikNet Usage Reports

We've added a number of reports that can send information to customers periodically (e.g. hourly/daily/weekly/monthly/yearly).

  • Session operating system and browser breakdown
  • Usage report (summary number of sessions, unique clients, and bandwidth usage)
  • Detailed session report (all SputnikNet session data in given time period)
Reports can be sent as HTML, CSV and JSON. To sign up for SputnikNet reports please open a case.